Daniel Alexander Jones : ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN





Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through the ever-expanding digital portal aten.life. Throughout the fall, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN unfolds through a series of weekly installments that include a new album of fifteen original songs by Jones and Josh Quat; connected music videos; a series of probing podcast conversations with special guests; and invitations for visitors to engage on and offline. It is a site for you to return—to replenish, reflect, and contribute to a growing archive of shared reflection and inspiration.



ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN launches Daniel Alexander Jones’s multivalent ALTAREDSTATES project, devised over the last two years in collaboration with the creative braintrust of Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ebony Noelle Golden, Walter Kitundu, Josh Quat, and Sangodare Wallace.

The Live Feed Residency program is supported in part by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Partners for New Performance.

ALTAR NO. 1 is commissioned by The Public Theater, and created with support from CalArts Center for New Performance and New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency, with funding from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Partners for New Performance.

ALTAREDSTATES is made possible with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.

Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.

About the Artist:
Daniel Alexander Jones